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Waconda USD 272 Board Of Education – December 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING Monday, December 11, 2017
DISTRICT OFFICE 7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Kelly Berkley, Russell Groenendyk, Vikki Grady, Denise Schoen, Brandi Duskie, Ces Reinert and Rodney Hake

Administrators present: Superintendent, Troy Damman, Principals: Jim Giesbrecht and Bob Becker.

President, Kelly Berkley called meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Ces Reinert moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve the agenda as presented.
Motion carried 7-0.

Ces Reinert moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting, Monday, November 13, 2017.
Motion carried 7-0.

Kelly Berkley welcomed visitors.

Denise Schoen moved and Vikki Grady seconded the motion to approve the bills, payroll and transfers as presented.
Transfer $10,000 from Supplemental to Food Service.
Transfer $60,000 from General to K-12 At-Risk.
Motion Carried 7-0.

Craig Dassow, of Clubine & Rettele Chartered, CPA’s presented the Audit for fiscal year ending June, 30, 2017.

There was no Smoky Hill report.

Mr. Jim Giesbrecht gave the Lakeside Elementary School principal’s report. The Christmas Program was held Monday, December 4th with excellent patron support. Mrs. Lynn Koops and Mrs. Katrina Long, as well as Stacy DeBey and Christina Gradig we complemented on a job well done putting together, and helping with the program. Mr. Giesbrecht informed the board of upcoming events planned before the Christmas break which include activities with the county extension office agent, caroling and a trip to the Beloit Movie Theatre.

The Lakeside Jr.Sr. High School report was given by Mr. Bob Becker. He cited Monday, December 18th as the date for the Christmas music concert to be held in the high school cafeteria. Besides final exams, he talked briefly of pre-Christmas activities planned at the building as well as updates on athletics.

Mr. Damman’s superintendent report started with a brief report on CD investments held by the district. He next informed the board that the surveys and Geo-tech were completed on the proposed kitchen addition. A date of January 8th was agreed upon to meet with the architect to discuss moving forward on the project. A preliminary calendar was presented to the board to work from in deciding next year’s schedule. Training dates for negotiation meetings were discussed.

Mr. Damman explained what funding will be allocated to the district for the coming year based on the September 20th count date. He went into detail on how the district will receive additional money for a preschool grant application that he submitted, as well as an increase in kindergarten funding for all-day, rather than half day as in previous years.

Mr. Damman finished up by thanking outgoing board members, Vikki Grady and Ces Reinert and presented them each a plaque for their years of service as board members.
Russell Groenendyk moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to approve the senior trip request for out of state travel, the use of district vehicles and $500 to help cover expenses.
Motion Carried 7-0.

Russell Groenendyk moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to purchase a floor scrubber from Pur-O-Zone for $4,600 as presented by Carla Carl and Marjorie Vowinckel.
Motion Carried 7-0.

Ces Reinert moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to purchase “My Perspectives 7-12” textbooks from Pearson for $25,103.72 as presented by Judy Gasper.
Motion Carried 7-0.

Brandi Duskie moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to approve the audit as presented by Mr. Craig Dassow.
Motion carried 7-0.

Denise Schoen moved and Ces Reinert seconded motion to accept the Trash bids as presented.
Bids: Rippe & Rippe Refuse $155/mo. for the Downs campus
Dunstan Waste Solutions $188/mo. for the Cawker City campus and district office
No other bids were received.
Motion carried 7-0.

Denise Schoen moved and Ces Reinert seconded the motion to approve the disposal of equipment (weight room dumb bells and kettle bells) as presented.
Motion carried 7-0.

Rodney Hake moved and Brandi Duskie seconded motion to approve the Tipton contract as presented with modifications.
Modifications: Page 3 under Program Agreement #3 – change “deliver” to “delivery”
Exhibit A #1 – delete the words “/Central Kansas”
#3 – remove “the” in the last sentence.
Exhibit B – remove item #2.
Motion carried 7-0.

Russell Groenendyk moved and Kelly Berkley seconded motion to hire KASB to perform a Superintendent Search.
Motion carried 7-0.

Ces Reinert moved and Kelly Berkley seconded the motion to pay a grant stipend of $1,201.80 to Mr. Troy Damman for the Early Learning Kids grant.
Motion carried 6-1. (Groenendyk voting against)
Kelly Berkley moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to adjourn.
Motion carried 7-0.

Meeting adjourned at 8:56 p.m.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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